What kind of soil can I use from start to finish without having to add liquid nutrients? I have Brut - super soil. So confused, the bag says add 30% to regular soil. I tested it with ph stick it measures basically the same straight or mixed the way they say, im so confused to what I’m supposed to transplant this to.
I don’t know of any soil that wouldn’t require some kind of amendment of fertilizer. Miracle Gro comes to mind, but it is not recommended.
I don’t know anything about the stuff you are showing so all I can do is guess a mix to put them in as a temporary (so they don’t die) I would take like a 1 gallon pot and mix 20% of that worm dirt 80% of the other organic soil and move the plants into them that should give you a two to three week home for them until you can figure out a mix for their forever homes. What it looks like to me is that is a seed starting mix they are in which has little to no nutritional benefit (probably coco) and the plants have used the available food and are now cannibalizing themselves
Thank you so much for the information. Really need help figuring out the forever soil. Im in michigan
And does it matter what time you water them
I’m pretty sure you have it there I’m just not familiar with the stuff you have. You could probably do a similar mix in their forever home and use the worm dirt and poop as top dressing or as teas. I would just hate to tell you that and it go completely wrong because there’s nothing in any of it to help regulate the ph and provide your other necessary nutrients
See thats my problem, I dont know how to do the dirt lol
That sounds like good stuff and it mixed with the other organic soil you have there, but I can’t say 4sure what amounts and what else you would need to add. I’m thinkin at least some perlite and possibly some lime etc… I’m not good enough at mixing my own soil that I would try without some outside help so I really wouldn’t be comfortable with trying to get yours lined out
But I’m OK saying to buy time you can do the 1 gallon pots until you get better help
Will other people see this and chime in? Or do I need to write somewhere else. Im new at navigating this too
Look no matter wat soil ur goin to use ur goin to have to put more food in after four to six months coz most soils have enough fertilizer in them for four to six months
I suggest a soil that is properly balanced for cannabis such as a Fox Farm product, Roots Organics, or Black Magic.
Miracle Grow isn’t a good idea. Some get away with using it, but most don’t. MG nukes your plants with nutes and submarines your pH every time you water. Nute burn is common among growers using MG.
Most quality cannabis soils don’t require adding nutes for 4 to 6 weeks from your last transplant. I’m not away of any soils that won’t require the addition of nutes at some point. If you want a productive plant, then you are going to have to introduce nutes at some point in the grow.
There’s actually quite a few soils out there that claim to be water only start to finish. I haven’t tried any of them but they claim it and are using them successfully. I shop at kis organics and they have water only soils but I’ve seen others advertised
All with time-release nutrients, which is the very problem MG presents.
I’ve used Nature’s Living Soil mixed with FFOF for autos start to finish it worked well did add molasses and liquid kelp in some watering
I live in Southeast Michigan and there are a lot of Places you can get the soil you need. I mix strawberry fields and groundswell.
I really don’t see any way around not adding nutrients. Especially after week three. IMO
Old guy at it since 1975. Michigan man, soil grower, all organic. Brut is real good. I mix in 25% ffof, 3 cups of hydroton pellets, in 3 gal pots. I add no ferts, purified water only. Top dress with worm castings after 2 weeks. It works
If you’re growing organic, you’re feeding the soil not the plant. If the soil is rich and has an abundance of microbes, all you need to do is water.
I mix my own soil. Last year I was running coco and used fish emulsion. After a little more study, I decided to add composted manure/worm castings. I’ve found this mix to be enough for seedlings and rooted clones for the first month with only straight water. I add Happy Frog dry amendments to the mix and they go into that at transplant. I top dress with HF and water with a tea every month.
4 parts coco coir
1 part composted manure/worm castings
1 part perlite
When I use the amendments, I only use half strength. Water goes in at 7ish ph. I only use well or rain water Maybe bottled spring water.